Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • New ‘friendly’ initiative helps visitors cycle, walk, stargaze or enjoy nature in the North York Moors

    North York Moors National Park

    Visitors will find it easier to cycle, walk, stargaze or enjoy nature across the North York Moors thanks to a new National Park initiative that is forging a strong network of ‘friendly’ businesses with dedicated facilities and knowledge on specific activities.

    Posted: 9 July 2019.

  • Anniversary event marks World Heritage success

    Lake District National Park

    Today (9 July) marks two years since the Lake District was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status. At a special anniversary event businesses, organisations and community representatives gathered to take stock of what this has meant for them and to get advice and inspiration on how to harness the benefits of operating in a World Heritage Site.

    Posted: 9 July 2019.

  • Chinese delegation look to Cairngorms National Park for guidance

    Cairngorms National Park

    A group of Chinese government officials, scientists and environmentalists are visiting Royal Deeside in the Cairngorms National Park… The post Chinese delegation look to Cairngorms National Park for guidance appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 8 July 2019.

  • Prince Charles Visits Gerald Williams at Yr Ysgwrn

    Snowdonia National Park

    Today Prince Charles visited Yr Ysgwrn and met Gerald Williams, Hedd Wyn’s nephew. Whilst being guided around the site the Prince had the opportunity to learn more about Hedd Wyn and the significance of Yr Ysgwrn.

    Posted: 5 July 2019.

  • Partnership project opens the gates to Helsington Barrows and Scout Scar

    Lake District National Park

    The Lake District National Park Authority has improved a much-loved walking spot at Helsington Barrows and Scout Scar, thanks to a generous boost from the Ramblers.

    Posted: 4 July 2019.

  • Dedicated driver devotes summer to his favourite visitor journey

    New Forest National Park

    Explorers in the New Forest can feast their eyes on the very best views of the area from atop the New Forest Tour starting this weekend (operating from 6 July until 8 September). The open-top Tour offers a panoramic perspective on wandering ponies, picturesque villages and vibrant purple heathland. Operated by morebus in partnership with […] The post Dedicated driver devotes summer to his favourite visitor journey appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 4 July 2019.

  • River restoration project secures £2 million from National Lottery

    North York Moors National Park

    A partnership led by the North York Moors National Park Authority has successfully secured nearly £2 million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for a four-year project to improve water quality and restore biodiversity along the River Rye and its tributaries.

    Posted: 3 July 2019.

  • Peregrine young take to the skies

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Four peregrine falcons born at Malham Cove this spring have taken their first flights, creating a spectacle for people visiting a free viewpoint at the base of the Cove.

    Posted: 1 July 2019.

  • Who has the greenest grass?

    Cairngorms National Park

    A healthy farming industry is crucial to the Cairngorms National Park, not just for the economy but for… The post Who has the greenest grass? appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 1 July 2019.

  • New website uncovers exciting food and drink experiences across the North York Moors

    North York Moors National Park

    The North York Moors National Park has created the www.tasteofthenorthyorkmoors.com website to help visitors track down these finds, whether it’s a producer, restaurant, café or food experience such as a cookery school, farmers’ market or foraging day.

    Posted: 1 July 2019.

  • Handing on Skills for the Future

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Recruitment is now underway for four countryside worker apprentices to join Belinda Lloyd, apprentice supervisor, recently appointed by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. This opportunity has been created as part of the Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme, grant funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. 

    Posted: 1 July 2019.

  • Coast to Coast path improved

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Access rangers are flagging a boggy section of the Coast to Coast footpath in upper Swaledale, in one of the biggest path enhancement projects of the year for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

    Posted: 1 July 2019.

  • Park planners shut down hut plans

    Cairngorms National Park

    An application for a hut and composting toilet in a woodland near the village of Carr-Bridge in the… The post Park planners shut down hut plans appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 28 June 2019.

  • Sway families invited to wild play site opening

    New Forest National Park

    A balancing snake, giant wooden tunnel and mini beast hotel are some of the exciting new activities for families to enjoy in a new outdoor play site in the New Forest. Following the success of a wild play area launched by the New Forest National Park Authority and partners at Holbury Manor in April 2018, […] The post Sway families invited to wild play site opening appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 27 June 2019.

  • Young People Get Help with Housing on Exmoor

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 27 June 2019.